Citylife Line: Looking after your Welfare and Wellbeing

Citylife Line: Looking after your Welfare and Wellbeing

Help and support available in Newcastle

If you, or someone else is in immediate danger, call the police on 999. 
If you need to report a concern to Social Care Direct, call 0191 278 7878.

What support do you need?

Advice: Check the NHS and webpages for information on self-isolation, how long to isolate for and more.

Food and Essential Items: Ask your friends and family for help, shop online, or contact a local food bank.

Money: Check our Welfare and Benefits pages for financial support

Work: Check the latest advice from the government here.

Children: Contact your children’s school to ask about school work, and see if they can deliver free school meals home. If you need nappies or other essential items for young children, contact your community family hub.

Caring responsibilities: Ask friends or family if they can help. Contact Newcastle Carers who may be able to give tailored advice.

Mental Health: Access online resources like Mind and NHS Every Mind Matters, and speak to your GP.

Physical Health: Think about how you can get active at home with help from Sport England.

Medication: Speak to your GP or pharmacy to arrange to have your medication delivered.

Animals: Ask friends and family to help. Find the latest government guidance here.

A full list of services providing support across Newcastle is available on the Information Now website

Request support

  • Complete this online form to request advice or support from our Cost of Living support team.
  • Helpline 0800 170 7001 (this is a freephone number)

Our Welfare and Wellbeing Team works from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4pm.



Find out more about Covid-19 vaccinations on our vaccinations page.

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